Wow! This is only the second episode, and things have really started with a bang! The Halloween party was a fun way to kick off the season, and I love Dorinda for gathering us together in the spirit of having a good time. Her Gaga costume was amazing!
I don't believe that Sonja achieved a great deal of balance or humility from her "retreat" after spending the summer in a self-professed Xanax-induced haze in the South of France. She appears to be deriving great pleasure in her attempts to discredit me. What the heck is she talking about? She thinks Scott pays for my hotel room? She thinks he bought her gift certificate? Is she nuts?! When I had that party for her last year (wish I hadn't), I had only been dating Scott for three weeks. Wow! I must really be good at being a "kept" woman if I can get someone to pay my bills that fast.
She's trying to project upon me and my background all the things she hates about hers. Sorry, Sonja—it just won't work. A few ugly words from you won't change the truth about my upbringing.
Another thing...I hate talking about money and won't, but suffice it to say that I pay for my apartment and every one of my expenses. Scott and I sadly were not even together then. To imply that I came to her destitute and needing a place to stay is utterly ridiculous. She kindly (or so I thought) offered me her home because, emotionally, I was in a bad place after being ridiculously and wrongfully arrested in Palm Beach. My family didn’t think I was ready to actually move to New York, so they were delighted that Sonja offered me a place until I got settled. It's clear to me that Sonja never had anyone to teach her what being a "gracious" host is.
On the other side of the friend equation is Carole. Without question, she is the true definition of a good friend, and I feel so grateful to have met her. I'm just so proud of her colossal achievement in running the New York Marathon...what a mammoth achievement! And Ramona. Last year, I wasn't sure about her, but I’ve gotten to know her this year, and she really is a nice lady with a good heart. She's FUN, and it was so sweet of her to plan a party to honor Carole's stellar achievement—even though I think it’s just an excuse to have a dinner party at her newly renovated house.
Dinner with Luann was uncomfortable. I’m glad she appears to be happy and resigned to divorce, but if she expects support and sympathy from the same friends she said were jealous of her previously, she should show some humility for the situation SHE put herself in. I just wish she would open up and be more vulnerable. There just appears to be a certain arrogance about how she views herself and her friendships.
Finally, I was shocked and saddened to hear the news about a member of our crew, Danny Tsang's, untimely passing. My heart goes out to his family and friends.